UAAP Season 81: NU, Ateneo try to extend win streaks
Mark Escarlote on Mar 13, 2019 06:40 AM
Reigning champion National University sets its eyes on winning its fifth straight.
Defending champion National University and Ateneo de Manila University look to build momentum heading into their Finals rematch as the two powerhouse teams take on separate foes Wednesday in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The Blue Eagles march into battle first at 8:00 a.m. in a clash with skidding Adamson University to be followed by the Bulldogs’ clash with University of the Philippines.
Both games will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream.
Ateneo is coming off back-to-back wins and currently at third to fourth spot with 3-2 win-loss record tied with the Falcons. The Blue Eagles defeated the winless Fighting Maroons on Sunday.
Adamson, on the other hand, is on a two-game slide after winning its first three games. The Falcons absorbed a straight-set beating at the hands of league-leading and unbeaten Far Eastern University the last time out.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs seek to extend their winning run to five. NU holds a 4-1 card and are on a roll after suffering an opening day upset at the hands of the Tamaraws.
UP is yet to taste victory after dropping all of its first five games.
The rematch of last year's Finals between NU and Ateneo is set on Saturday.
Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles